“We are very pleased with our holiday sales and margin performance,” said CEO Michael Glazer in a statement. “Footwear, women’s and cosmetics categories were especially strong. Our customers responded well to our holiday assortments, marketing, promotions and strategic initiatives in stores and in our direct-to-consumer business. In light of our strong holiday sales, we now expect EPS from continuing operations for the fiscal year to be $1.14 to $1.18.”
Stage Stores operates 858 stores in 40 states under the Beall’s, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage names. The company will report its fourth-quarter and full-year numbers on March 3, 2015.